Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blueprints, January 2015

January 2015 

This months meeting: Tuesday, January 27th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Patty Smith’s   7176 Hybeth Dr.   La Mesa CA 91941   619-466-4953
Patty wrote: 
"I thought we could have a exchange of all the fabric, trims and things we haven't used and trade with our friends. bring a bag of "goodies" and go home with someone else's. I'll have tables set up and we can go through the goodies and swap, trade or just give away ."

Sounds like fun to me I always love going through other's treasures.

Upcoming Cloth Doll Events: 

Floral Follies - February 19th to 22nd at Piecemaker's in Costa Mesa, CA. Six of the top cloth doll makers/designers in the world will be at this once-in-a-ifetime event. Elinor peace bailey, Patti Culea, Sally Lampi, Gloria McKinnon, Betts Vidal and Barbara Willis will all be there. 

Each designer is making a cloth doll body so that all you will have to do during the three-day workshop is embellish them. For more information contact Jean or Joanna at Piecemaker s- 714-641-3112 or email them at You caln also check the Piecemaker's website for more information.

useful web sites

Members web sites: 
Lois Boncer                                         Patti Culea                          Barb Keeling                    Debra Tomcik        

    This is an unofficial, shortened version of the emailed Blueprints sent to all members.  Non-members are welcome to attend our open meetings; however, I recommend calling ahead to get directions and find out about any last-minute changes.                                                                             

November and December 2014

There was no regular doll club meeting in November. In December we had a small holiday party at a member's house.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 2014 Newsletter

IOLCC Dolls for Charity
The September meeting was really exciting as all the dolls arrived to be shared with two charities. Six of the dolls will be given to ladies at Citrus Gardens, which is a group home for women suffering from Dementia and Alzheimers. We will be presenting the dolls Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 11:20am. If anyone wants to join us contact me, Patti – 858-484-5118, or
The other 18 dolls are looking for a home. The two places I had contacted have not called me back. Help!
Save the Date!
December 28, 2014 2-4:30pm Barbara Chapmans home
Our annual Holiday Party will be hosted by Barbara Chapman, of course. She’s always so gracious and is a wonderful hostess. More details in the next newsletter. But, do be thinking of a small object to exchange.
Our October meeting will be at Sharon Goldschneiders
Sharon has ordered 7-inch dolls from Dharma Trading
Company. She will be teaching 3 stitches--but will also have a sheet of many more stitches. A kit for each person that will be available with the total cost for the doll & kit $3.00. The kit will have a Needle- thread-ribbons-doll-and a piece of felt with backing. The felt piece will be used to practice the stitches before you put it on the

doll. Sharon will have a light box to trace other designs if you want.

Who to Contact
Newsletter & general information: Debra Tomcik
At the September meeting we voted on new “officers”. We are a casual group, so no president, but we have a new Treasurer, which we have to have. Cheryl Ripley has volunteered. We’ll be making that transfer as soon as Debbie returns from Iceland.
Treasurer’s Report:
Sheila, who has been our treasurer for years sent this in:
November meeting
We need someone to host our November meeting. Sharon did mention if everyone wants to continue with the stitching on the doll you are working on this month that could be continued?
Floral Follies with the 6 Doll Divas
February 18-22, 2015 at Piecemaker’s Country Store will be a very festive, and fun time.
Each of the 6 – Barbara Willis, elinor peace bailey, Betts Vidal, Sally Lampi, Gloria McKinnon and Patti Medaris Culea – will be providing participants with a doll body that you will then embellish. This is a rare opportunity to spend 3 days with the 6 friends who love sharing with anyone who will listen.
Contact Piecemaker’s to join us: 714-641-3112 or
Where is Piecemaker’s? 1720 E Adams in Costa Mesa. They have arranged special rates at various hotels in the area. Space is limited so sign up soon.


IOLCC Blueprints
Inside are the 'happenings' for the Imitation of Life Construction Company, better known as IOLCC.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of most months at various members homes. Our meetings start at 6:30pm and end around 8:30pm. We do a lot of “hands on” projects, which you will read about inside.
A blog and website will be coming soon.

IOLCC Blueprints
Debra Tomcik, Editor 3530 Sitio Baya Carlsbad, CA 92009

Note: The dolls did all find homes!

The above is a partial re-post of the monthly newsletter which is sent to members has has more information and better graphics. Please contact one of our members if you would like to join our group or just visit us for one meeting.